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1.1 Definition and scope of study

The pharmacy is the store where drugs and other products that are used for the treatment of ailments and diseases are sold, such as syringes, patches, diapers, disinfectants, thermometers, dietary foods, dietary supplements, etc.; the store might also be attached to a laboratory where they are produced medicines that the pharmacist himself prepares on the recommendation of the doctor. The global pharmaceutical market has experienced significant growth in recent years. At the end of 2020, the total global pharmaceutical market was valued at approximately $1.27 trillion. This represents a significant increase since 2001, when the market was worth $390 billion.

The Italian pharmacy market contracted slightly during the pandemic period (-1.7%), but the outlook is positive, with projected 2022 sales greater than 2019 sales of more than 30 billion. There are currently about 19,100 pharmacies in Italy. The average profitability of these is declining, but the figure has also been affected by the opening, in recent years, of about 300 new pharmacies per year. This has determined an average reduction in the catchment area of each pharmacy of 7% over the last three years.

This is a phenomenon in contrast to the rest of Europe, in fact, Italy is currently the only country to increase the number of outlets. The pandemic has also had a strong impact on purchases of products from online pharmacy. In fact, while in 2019 the value of pharmacy e-commerce in Italy was about 234 million euros, in 2020 there was an acceleration of 66%. It is still a small share compared to the total market, but e-commerce represents a positive prospect for the future.

Italy is also home to some of the most important global pharmaceutical groups, including Menarini, Chiesi, Bracco, Recordati, Alfasigma, Angelini, Italfarmaco and many others.

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